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News Morocco: ‘Every Drop Counts’ helps save water

An initiative between the Travel Foundation and the Moroccan National Tourist Office in January has helped hotels and guest houses in the country save up to a quarter of their average water consumption.
Businesses involved in the Every Drop Counts project saved every month the same amount of water used by a local family of six over 30 years - enough to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool.

One year's worth of savings is equivalent to the annual water consumption of a village of 2,000 people.

The project gives hotels and guest houses access to expertise and practical help to reduce water consumption, an issue of particular importance for destinations such as Morocco where water resources are limited.
As a result, businesses have been able to save between five and 25% of their average water consumption, decrease the number of litres used per guest by up to 20%, and reduce water bills.
To date, 46 hotels and 44 guest houses in Marrakesh and Essaouira have been audited, as a first step in the project.

Of these, hotels and guest houses representing 1,284 rooms have implemented measures to reduce water consumption such as installing flow reducers, reducing washing and checking for and fixing leaks regularly, whilst others have committed to make changes in the near future.

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Geographical coverage Morocco
News date 08/12/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH